Looking for the positive in the Vegas aftermath…..all that coming up as we recognize the heroes in #HotCountrySkinny!
-It can be hard to find any hope after a mass shooting, but the stories of heroism that are emerging might be a start. One that stands out is about a 29-year-old Marine veteran named Taylor Winston who was at the concert. He ran when the shooting started . . . then stole a TRUCK that was parked nearby and had the keys in it and used it to drive almost 30 victims to the hospital. And he made the first two trips with critically-injured victims before ambulances could even arrive.
-And LAX HAS INCREASED THE NUMBER OF COMFORT DOGS ON SITE FOLLOWING LAS VEGAS SHOOTING Four additional dogs were added to the seven canines usually participating in the PUP Program.
-Multi-instrumentalist Hunter Hayes wants to make sure up-and-coming musicians have all the opportunities he had, so he heads BACK TO SCHOOL TO REVITALIZE THE MUSIC PROGRAM ON A NASHVILLE CAMPUS
-TOM PETTY’S TREMENDOUS INFLUENCE ON MODERN COUNTRY MUSIC Thomas Rhett revealed not long ago that his chart-topping new record Life Changes came when Rhett listened to nothing but Petty for months at a time.
-JASON ALDEAN announced on his website that he’s canceling his shows in California this weekend out of respect for the victims of Sunday’s shooting. The shows are Friday in L.A., Saturday in San Diego, and Sunday in Anaheim. He said, quote, “I hope everyone understands and I’m sorry if anyone’s disappointed. I want to thank you for the outpouring of love over the last couple days. You have no idea how much you’ve helped get us through this tough time.” The tour will resume on October 12th in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE donated $10,000 to the GoFundMe account set up to help victims of the tragedy in Vegas. They posted it on their Instagram and encouraged others to help. They also sent out a challenge to stars like Thomas Rhett, Tim McGraw, Luke Bryan, and the Backstreet Boys.